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    Rachel Gardner (Ray)

Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga (Japanese), Meg McClain (English)

The main character. A girl trapped in the Tower of the insane, who wishes to die.
  • Abusive Parents: Was subjected to this before coming to the tower.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brains to Zack's Brawn. He has her tag along because she's smart enough to solve the puzzles to keep moving up the floors and escape.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Has been involved in the indirect deaths of her parents, who were neglectful and treated her with little to no consideration. Then when she witnessed the death of her mother at the hands of her father, he tries to kill her too, until Rachel takes a gun and kills him out of self-defense. Rachel has been through a lot.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Zack, but she does show shades of this when dealing with his attitude and the other wards in the Tower.
  • Death Seeker: Ray, Ray, Ray; it's her main motivation. After killing her father out of self-defense, she was so out of it and wanted to die believing that God will never accept her into heaven. It's telling that when she remembers the circumstances of how she got into the facility, she asked Zack to kill her in exchange for letting him escape.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: After her confrontation with Danny.
  • Emotionless Girl: She becomes emotionless after she remembers her parent's death. Zack is unable to make her show any emotion even when he tries his hardest.
  • Establishing Character Moment: For the first couple of minutes of the game, Rachel just seems like a normal but quiet teenager. And then she sews a bird back together before giving it a proper burial. Not only does it show she’s more unhinged than she looks, but it’s also eerily Foreshadowing her past.
  • The Hero Dies: It's implied by the ending that Zack fulfilled his promise to her.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: One of her motivations for killing her parents, the other being self-defense. She thought if she could kill them and sew them together she could have a "proper family".
  • Morality Pet: Eventually becomes this to Zack.
  • Nerves of Steel: Once she remembers her past, Zack is unable to scare her no matter how hard he tries to intimidate her. It's for this reason that she bored him and he refused to kill her.
  • Only I Can Kill Him: On her floor, Ray shoots Danny when he tried to kill Zack, implying that she'll be the one to kill him.
  • Prayer Pose: In the anime, Rachel folds her hands in prayer when she’s feeling afraid and trying to calm herself. She also makes this pose when she asks Zack to kill her.
  • Secretly Selfish: While she tries to paint herself as morally superior, for a large part of the story she had only been helping and using Zack for her own goals and with zero regard for anyone around her. After examining her, Gray uses this against her when he convicts her as a witch. Rachel doesn't take this revelation all too well.
  • The Stoic: Her default personality.
    • Not So Stoic: As the story goes by, it becomes more explicit that she's very mentally unstable. It gets to the point where she tries to kill Zack on her floor.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She is able to use a gun despite how young she is, and later having moments where she is not hesitant to kill anyone who tries to harm Zack
    • Her Establishing Character Moment is sewing two halves of a dead bird back together. Something she did twice in her past, first patching up a dead puppy she wanted to befriend, and then sewing her parents’ corpses together. That way they could all be a perfect family.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Danny at least thinks that her Dull Eyes of Unhappiness are beautiful.

    Isaac Foster (Zack)

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Dallas Reid (English)

A psychotic serial killer and the first floor master. He is sentenced to become a sacrifice.
  • A God I Am Not: To Ray, on B1, when she asks him if he still wants to be her God after he learns her backstory.
  • Ax-Crazy: To say this guy loves killing is an understatement.
  • Berserk Button: He dislikes many things, but he despises liars the most, even going as far as to say that he never lies.
    • Expressing happiness around him increases his urge to kill.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite vowing to kill Ray, there are signs that he develops a soft spot for her.
  • Body Horror: The reason he's wearing all of those bandages was because a man that's implied to be his father attempted to burn him alive. He received horrible burns scars all over his body as a result.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Ray's Brains. He has her tag along because she's smart enough to solve the puzzles to keep moving up the floors and escape.
  • The Brute: Serves as this for the floor master, being physically the strongest but least intelligent out of all of them.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: He refuses to let Ray die until she's helped him escape, even going so far as to give her a gas mask to keep her from dying from poison gas.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dear Jesus. First, a man (possibly his father) tried to burn him alive. Afterward, his mother sent him to an illegal orphanage, where he spent much of his childhood being abused and neglected by the wardens. He eventually snapped and killed the wardens before fleeing.
  • Determinator: Say what you want about him but he's adamant when it comes to his promises. Getting electrocuted, poisoned, stabbed, shot, or burned won't be enough to kill him.
  • Dumb Muscle: Illiterate and not very bright, but he's monstrously strong.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He hates liars with a burning passion, where his own principles dictate he never lies and he will kill someone out of anger if he's lied to.
    • While he enjoys killing, he doesn't like killing someone who looks dead or emotionless.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He cannot understand why Ray isn't afraid of him due to her Dark and Troubled Past and is very confused by her being a Death Seeker.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He's pretty vicious but after his time spent with Rachel, later shows he has his own set of values that ultimately put him on a different level compared to his other colleagues who are more corrupted.
  • Evil Laugh: His trademark expression of whenever he’s about to go on a rampage and wreak havoc.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Anytime he fights one of the Floor Masters, who are all worse off than him.
  • Fire Forged Friendship: Initially out to kill Rachel, he loses interest in ending her life due to her lack of emotion. They then ally together to escape the prison with the promise that Zack will kill Rachel once they are free.
  • For the Evulz: The very reason he's a Serial Killer. He wants to see the looks of fear and despair on his victim's faces as they try to run from him and then fail as he stabs them to death.
  • Foregone Conclusion: After fleeing the orphanage, Zack eventually gets taken in by a blind old man, who offers him food and shelter out of the kindness of his heart. Zack doesn't even feel any desire to kill him. Just when it looked like Zack might gain a place to call home, the old man got mugged and killed while out shopping. While Zack wrought his vengeance, this also completed his transformation into a serial killer.
  • Forgetful Jones: He can only remember his own name and he can't fully remember the people's names he meets. He even keeps forgetting Rachel's name but decides to call her Ray for short.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It takes little to set him off, but given his personality, it’s not surprising.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: When standing next to Rachel, he easily towers over her by a few feet.
  • The Grim Reaper: He gives off this vibe, wearing a hood and wielding a Sinister Scythe.
  • Guttural Growler: Talks in a very raspy voice.
  • I Gave My Word: When Zack promised to kill Ray after getting out of the facility, he really means it, as in the ending of the game, he scaled through the hospital Ray is kept in to fulfill his promise to her.
  • In the Hood: He always wears a hoodie.
  • Laughing Mad: Especially in the anime, he has a very distinct laugh that borders on a psychotic breakdown and homicidal glee.
  • Leitmotif: "Danger Zone" that plays whenever he is on a rampage.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Well...kind of? According to the creators of the series, he actually has Anisocoria, a condition in which the eyes are unequally dilated. It is widely speculated that the abuse he received at the illicit orphanage is the main cause of this condition. Though it doesn’t one hundred percent explain the two different colored eyes, he could also have been born with Heterochromia iridium.
  • Never Learned to Read: Probably because of the terrible conditions of the orphanage he was in.
  • Noble Demon: He's an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer who will murder you without hesitation, but he has his own principles which he abides by and is able to form a truce which he will respect if given the right motivation.
  • Odd Friendship: With Rachel. A Serial Killer and an Emotionless Girl striking up an allegiance to escape the hell they are trapped in.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Is this to Rachel, since that he's aware that he'll never be able to escape from that building alone. After his promise to her that he'd be the one to kill her, he absolutely refuses to let her come to harm from anyone else.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite his disgust for her earlier, he genuinely compliments Rachel for being useful to him.
  • Serial Killer: Became one after his abusive treatment from both his parents and the orphanage.
  • Sinister Scythe: His weapon of choice, he’s always seen carrying it around. Until later on when Rachel has to borrow it.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Half the stuff that comes out of his mouth will have a swear, curse, or exclamation to match his mood.
  • Villain Protagonist: The main male protagonist, who most definitely isn't a good person.
  • Waterfall Puke: Happens in the anime, when Rachel asks Zack to kill her. He vomits in rainbow colors.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Not only Zack tries to kill Rachel at the beginning of the story, it is implied that he really did it at the end of the game. Zack also kills Eddie.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem killing women. He once killed a woman who lied to him in the past.

    Daniel Dickens (Danny)

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Derick Snow (English)

Rachel's former therapist, and the second floor master.
  • Abusive Parents: His mother was implied to be of the mental variety.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: At first he seems polite and considerate, but as time passes it's plain to see that he’s not what he appears to be.
  • Eye Scream: He was born with only one eye.
  • Deadly Doctor
  • The Dragon: To Gray, being the building's "first angel". In the main story, he acts as a Dragon with an Agenda, while in the prequel manga he acts more like a traditional example as Gray's right-hand man. He is also the one who recruited Cathy and Rachel to be the building's floor masters.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason for his questionable behavior around Ray is she has eyes just like his mother's, which were blue and dull. She committed suicide when he was a child due to him only having one eye. Because of this incident, he has felt lonely, and believed that by bringing Ray to the tower, he wouldn't feel lonely anymore.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Does this to Rachel in the game and anime where he’s caught her trying to escape and is about to perform an experiment to remove her eyes until he notices her change.
  • Insistent Terminology: "Peepers" in the English version of both the game and manga.
  • Mad Doctor: Danny's a therapist, but there is clearly something wrong with him.
  • Mad Love: He first fell for Rachel when he met her and saw her blue eyes for the first time. Which reminded him of his mother’s dead eyes.
  • Maniac Tongue: When his true colors are revealed, his expression changes and he has an elongated tongue sticking out of his mouth to show how far gone he is.
  • Not Quite Dead: Even after Zack cut him down, Danny repeatedly makes his appearance throughout the game's events.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: For some reason, one of Danny's glass eyes has both a red and green iris in it simultaneously, making it appear as though he has "pupula duplex" in that eye. He's also insane.
  • Slasher Smile: This is shown after he has captured Rachel, and shows a much more sinister side to his reasons for “helping” her.
  • Staying Alive: This guy has the tenacity of a cockroach, repeatedly coming back from what should have been mortal injuries. It takes the whole complex collapsing in on him to finally do him in for good.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of the prequel manga, Episode 0, which details his past and his role in recruiting various psychopaths for Gray's experiment.
  • Wham Line: "You see, this... is my floor."

     Edward Mason (Eddie)

Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

Formerly the son of a family of gravediggers and the third floor master. A young boy who falls for Rachel.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite his desire to kill Rachel and antagonizing Zack repeatedly, his final moments in the anime make him more pitiable and sad.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: His feelings for Rachel aren't reciprocated since she will only allow Zack to kill her, and the fact that he wants to bury her as a sign of his "love" makes the whole thing questionable.
  • Ax-Crazy: When he decided to kill Rachel despite her rejecting his proposal, his insanity shows why he’s a resident in the Tower.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After Zack deals the final blow, this happens to him as he’s dying.
  • Creepy Child: Even before coming to the tower, he was shown to be a very troubled and unstable child.
  • Cute and Psycho: At first appears to be a cheerful and talkative child but comes off as unsettling due to his job as the Tower’s grave-keeper and his unhealthy infatuation with Rachel.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Grew up in a large family where his hard work as a grave-digger was overlooked in favor of his brothers. But it started worsening when he was the one who was made to bury the pets in the family, making him see that the only way he could have anything was if he could bury them and call it his own. He started killing animals he liked and burying them, which eventually moved onto people.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: He confesses his love to Rachel before succumbing to the wounds he received from Zack.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Cannot understand why Rachel would choose Zack over himself to be her murderer, constantly bringing up his love for her and how he wants to keep her beautiful in death.
  • Family Business: In the manga, Eddie's backstory is expanded upon when it goes into how he was in a family of grave-keepers.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In the past has shown a love for animals that showed he wasn’t always scary or hostile. Until he decided he wanted to keep what belonged to him by killing and burying them.
  • Flower Motif: Red Poppies. note 
    • He leaves these flowers for Rachel to find with his letters in the anime.
  • Giggling Villain: Likes to laugh while following Rachel and when he's mocking Zack for being so violent and brutish.
  • Green Eyes: When he's being emotional, his mask reveals that he has this color for his eyes.
  • Karmic Death: Dies by Zack’s hand and buried by having a giant gravestone dropped on top of him.
  • Leitmotif: Unfathomable Situation.
  • Love at First Sight: Claims to have this happened to him when he sees Rachel for the first time.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: He's always seen wearing a helmet that masks his entire face. At least in the game. His face is shown in the manga and anime.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: In the manga he is shown to be the 3rd oldest child in a family with four sons. He expresses discontent at having to be one when he’s only given hand-me-downs by his older brothers and has to give up his own belongings to the youngest. He also knew that his family would never allow him to take over their grave-digging business, no matter how good he was because he wasn’t the eldest.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Has this ability when fighting against Zack and following Rachel on his floor. But that's mostly because he can move around in the dark easily without having his vision impaired.
  • Puppy Love: He is head over heels in love with Rachel. Which is not a good thing.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Wears a red scarf at all times throughout his appearance.
  • Shovel Strike: His main weapon as well as his tool as a grave-digger.
  • Significant Green Eyed Red Head: In the anime, he’s revealed to be this when Zack attacks and unmasks him before killing him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's deeply in love with Rachel, wanting to kill her out of love.
  • Tender Tears: Cries in frustration when Rachel refuses to let him kill her and doesn’t understand why she chose Zack over him.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He wants to kill Rachel, like all the floor masters in the building. He also started killing his pets and a childhood friend, just to put them under his graves.
  • The Un Reveal: In the game, you never see what’s under the mask. Averted in the manga and anime.
  • Villainous Crush: Has one for Rachel. In the manga, he met a young girl he liked but killed her in order to keep her from ‘being taken from him’.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His strength is dwarfed when compared to Zack’s but he makes good use of his floor by being able to see in the dark and dodge with his agility and can use his shovel as an improvised weapon.
  • Yandere: Has an obsession with Rachel and watched her from the cameras for a while. He even made a grave for her long before the two of them actually met!
  • Youthful Freckles: Shown in the manga. He’s embarrassed to show them or his red hair to anyone, worrying he’ll be made fun of for it.

     Catherine Ward (Cathy)

Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

A former prison guard and the fourth floor master. She enjoys employing deadly contraptions and mechanisms to test and torture those who come to the Tower.
  • The Ace: When she was younger. She was a popular queen bee type with the money, looks, and smarts to back it up. However, even then there was something really off about her.
  • Annoying Laugh: Cathy's shrill laughter is one of her defining traits. This laughter in the anime is lower-pitched and sounds more like a deranged Noblewoman's Laugh.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Has a feminine appearance that counteracts her wild and unstable attitude towards any she deems a 'sinner'.
  • Childhood Friend: Her backstory in the manga is presented from the point of view of a girl named Lucy who Cathy knew from childhood and was utterly obsessed with her. They even became prison wardens together at the same institution and Lucy committed any punishment Cathy asked of her. Sadly for Lucy, Cathy had no qualms about also punishing her for her sins.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her parents were both doctors and apparently loved her and spoiled her, up until they were murdered by a relative of a failed patient. Averted in that Cathy is shown to not be affected by their death and still acts the same. Though it can be argued that she was just really good at internalizing it and her obsession with punishing sinners stems from wanting to punish her parents’ killer.
  • Deuteragonist: Of the prequel manga, Episode 0.
  • Fair-Play Villain: Gives Zack and Rachel the option of escaping a gas-chambered room by allowing them to use a key card to open the door. Until Zack accidentally breaks it in a fit of anger.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Cathy seems to get a sexual thrill out of torturing and killing people. In Episode 0, when asked by Danny why she hasn't killed anyone yet with her own hand, Cathy responded by explaining that she treasures her "virginity" and want her "first time" to be someone truly special to her.
  • Leitmotif: "The Garden of Roses" that plays whenever she makes an appearance.
  • Two Girl Romantic Friendship: The manga shows that this is what her Childhood Friend Lucy wanted with her. It was completely one-sided.
    • Played straight, although in a twisted variation, in Episode 0 where it's revealed that Cathy on some level did return Lucy's love for her. Lucy ended up being Cathy's first direct kill out of that twisted love, as Cathy wanted to lose her "virginity" to someone very precious to her.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Cathy not only slaps Ray after Zack stabs himself, but she also shoots her hand.

     Abraham Gray (Gray)

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)

  • A God Am I: Downplayed. The whole reason the Tower exists is that he wanted to be "God's eyes on Earth" and judge those that come to the Tower.
  • Burn the Witch!: Sets up a court to have Rachel condemned as a witch and then having her promptly burned at the cross.
  • Master of Illusion: He's able to induce illusions upon Rachel using some kind of strange gas.
  • Prophet Eyes: His perhaps most immediately striking feature is his completely blank eyes.
  • Sinister Minister: Downplayed. While judgmental, he's actually very cordial to Ray. He's also the only person in the Tower who isn't trying to kill her. Still, he has a lot of skill with a bow.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's the reason the Tower exists.